The two actors, who have known each other since filming 1997s Titanic, met in Los Angeles recently for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Speaking to The Guardian about the reunion, Winslet said: “I couldn’t stop crying. I’ve known him for half my life! It’s not as if I’ve found myself in New York or he’s been in London and there’s been a chance to have dinner or grab a coffee and a catch-up. We haven’t been able to leave our countries.
“Like so many friendships globally, we’ve missed each other because of Covid. He’s my friend, my really close friend. We’re bonded for life,” she added.
Read Winslet’s full interview with The Guardian here.